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July 2012 Blog Posts (44)

We are looking for a Director of Managed Marketplaces Analytics to join eBay Inc.

Job Responsibilities -

The eBay marketplace has over $50B in Gross Merchandize Volume, connecting millions of buyers and sellers, from occasional seller of second…


Added by Heena Tripathi on July 19, 2012 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Dashboard Confessions: Poor Data Practices Cost Jobs, Especially In Call Centers. Don't let it happen to Mobile.

Can optimization save Mobile and Call Center Marketing campaigns? You bet.

Call center staffs expand and contract with call center performance and mobile campaigns have to up their game to deal with the reality of mobile infrastructure and changes in carrier dispositions. Cheap is not free. Irrelevant targeting and messaging come at a cost of alienating customers who feel that brands are out of touch. The solution is analytics, but you probably knew that…


Added by Sean Flanigan on July 18, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

How do I update my resume on AnalyticTalent? is now If you posted your resume on or emailed your resume to Vincent Granville for posting on, you can now check or update your…


Added by Vincent Granville on July 18, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

Data Science Central Launches Big Data Job Board

Data Science Central Launches Big Data Job Board at

Specialized job board for active and passive job candidates identifies the best opportunities for data scientists, data analysts, statisticians, data engineers, and business…


Added by Vincent Granville on July 17, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Rational Expectations in Games

Rational Expectations in Games
By Robert J. Aumann and Jacques H. Dreze

Added by John A Morrison on July 17, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Beliefs, Doubts and Learning: Valuing Macroeconomic Risk

Richard T. Ely Lecture
Beliefs, Doubts and Learning: Valuing Macroeconomic Risk
By Lars Peter Hansen

Added by John A Morrison on July 17, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

New Article: Framing the Data Mining Problem - Part 2

In this article, Tim Graettinger focuses on three key questions for clearly and explicitly defining the problem to be solved at the outset of a data mining project.

  • What is the outcome?
  • What is the time frame?
  • How will we measure success?

Read the article…


Added by Daniel Graettinger on July 16, 2012 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Reply to "What is a successful data scientist"

Agreed, it is all about the incremental _____ a data wizard/scientist provides. However, I'd extend incremental to include:

  • Being the SME who helps the sales people close new business even the the SME has no dollar stamped on their forehead.
  • Writing well about a variety of data topics including hardware, software, analytic methods and analytic case studies.
  • Cache, a big deal to some companies but perhaps not a very interesting or maybe even long term…

Added by Matthew Schall on July 13, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Top 10 articles for week ending July 13

Read our data science, big data and analytics weekly digest.

  1. Big Data technology allows data silos to communicate smoothly…

Added by Vincent Granville on July 13, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Report from 2012 Global P&OM Conference (Production & Operations Management)

For full blog post on the 4th annual P&OMs Conference:

Hello!  This week I am blogging from the 2012 Production & Operations Management (P&OM) 4th World Conference in Amsterdam.  An exciting conference for analytics professionals indeed. Lest you applaud my travelling initiative, I should disclose I am…


Added by Scott Mongeau on July 12, 2012 at 5:25am — No Comments

New Q&A on BigData/Big Data Analytics.

Recently started Q&A on Big Data / Big Data Analytics. would request all group members to visit

Please send me a feedback about initiative. i hope this will help Big Data analytics community to find solutions easily of their problem.

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Added by Sandeep Prabhudesai. on July 11, 2012 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Big Data Technology to bridge the gaps between disparate data silos

Information silos are one of the most common and expensive byproducts of business operations today, resulting from acquisitions, mergers, security needs or just plain mismanagement. Yet organizational goals often require a unified view across these systems. 

ICA is a leading provider of health information…


Added by Vincent Granville on July 11, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Mixed Frequency Vector Autoregressive Models Eric Ghysels

First Draft: July 2011
This Draft: March 14, 2012


Added by John A Morrison on July 11, 2012 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Big data in sports, politics, religion, law, healthcare, astronomy | New York Times

Mo Zhou was snapped up by I.B.M. last summer, as a freshly minted Yale M.B.A., to join the technology company’s fast-growing ranks of data consultants. They help businesses make sense of an explosion of data — Web traffic and social network comments, as well as software and sensors that monitor shipments, suppliers and customers — to guide decisions, trim costs and lift sales. “I’ve always had a love of numbers,”…


Added by Vincent Granville on July 10, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Realize the utmost value of Excel for Users

Excel® is the most widely-used spreadsheet tool. The nontechnical persons like to use it for computation and analysis. But they usually find the formulas and functions available in Excel® are rather poor and the VBA® is just double Dutch to them for further analysis. Thus, a huge volume of data with valuable information has been wasted in vain.

Hereby introduce a better solution to realize the utmost value of Excel® by taking the esProc advantages of powerful computation ability,…


Added by Daisy Ding on July 8, 2012 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

User Groups: Will I see You at the SAS UK Professional Convention?

This week (July 10-12) the SAS UK Professional Convention takes place at the SAS UK Headquarters ( Marlow, England). I'm hearing there are record numbers for attendance - so it should be a happening gig.  Already the Tuesday session has filled up!

Focus is Big Data - There's More Than That!

Here's some highlights and you can find a complete agenda…


Added by Tricia Aanderud on July 8, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

First time Analytics!

I'm currently working as a fraud analyst for an e-commerce company and just graduated from college in business information decision science.

The company I'm working for has never had a back-end analytics position until now. I'm currently creating a database from scratch with about 30 attributes(TIME CONSUMING!) with excel and my duty is to perform analytics on this data.

I've studied various statistical analysis concepts in my undergrad such as ANOVA, multiple…


Added by Andrew Garcia on July 7, 2012 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Data science and analytics weekly digest

Here is our weekly selection of 14 articles and forum questions:

  1. Predictive Analytics Courses from The Modeling Agency…

Added by Vincent Granville on July 6, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

SAS Stored Process: Ignore the Log at Your Own Peril

I love our readers – especially when they have a great idea they want to share. Quentin McMullen, who has been programming in SAS for 15 years, primarily in clinical trials and public health submitted such an idea recently. Several months ago he left a comment asking about checking the log from a stored processes.  I didn’t really have a good idea – so he came up with one!  Please add your thoughts in the Comments section – he wants feedback from other experts!

Quentin does not have…


Added by Tricia Aanderud on July 5, 2012 at 5:36am — No Comments

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